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Espresso News + Low Wine Bar

Asian, Café, Wine Bar
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Espresso News + Low Wine Bar
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267 Howard St, Boone, NC 28607
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267 Howard St, Boone, NC 28607
8282648850
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dessert
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worst Smoothie I Ever Had

I stopped by this café after hiking 8.5 miles at Grandfather Mountain. Did not try the coffee but did order a Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie. It was the most pathetic smoothie I ever had. It was awful, bland, no taste and wasn't even cold. They didn't even use ice cubes to make it... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2014
CarolinasGal
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Charlotte, NC
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dessert
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Charlotte, NC
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I stopped by this café after hiking 8.5 miles at Grandfather Mountain. Did not try the coffee but did order a Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie. It was the most pathetic smoothie I ever had. It was awful, bland, no taste and wasn't even cold. They didn't even use ice cubes to make it frosty and cold. For the chocolate... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

If you are in downtown Boone and in need of a java jolt, this is the place to go. It is one of the few places in the world that makes coffee strong enough to have body and flavor. It is the place the locals go, so don't be surprised if you see a wide variety of people there. Grate... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is one of (if not the best) coffee in town. The service is also exceptional. I am a local and I visit this place often. Much better than Starbucks (in my opinion)

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Raleigh, NC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We were looking for a good latte and breve in Boone on Sunday. Most coffee shops were closed, but he happened on this one. The coffee is very good and the prices are better than the coffee shops in the "big city". Nice bohemian atmosphere. The only drawbacks are that it's hard to find if you don't already know where... More 

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Hoffman Estates IL
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Can't believe you are not allowed to engage in quiet conversation at your table. I left with a bitter taste in my mouth (and not from the sub par over priced coffee) that the owner thinks he won't lose a big chunk of his loyal customers with this arrogant signage. Outrageous.

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Boone, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Though this seems to be a corner stone of the community, I can't figure out why. The environment is very snobbish and judgmental, the, and no one every has a smile on their face. The environment is uncomfortable, but I guess that's okay if you're on the run.

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Boone, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

So...the coffee is AMAZING,but what really knocked my socks off was the pineapple, coconut, pecan baked good. Everything baked here is to DIE for.

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Boone, NC
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I don't drink coffee, so I can't rate those drink options, but this is a favorite place to pick up a quick snack. They make delicious smoothies and the daily soups are so good & served piping hot. Homemade baked goods and chocolates are also available. Espresso News is hidden back behind Footsloggers & the parking is a little cramped,... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Espresso News is tucked away on a backstreet in downtown Boone, NC-- luckily the size of Boone's "downtown" makes it pretty easy to find. I frequent Espresso News at least weekly-- NOT for the atmosphere, but for the quality coffee (they know how to make an americano) and the quick (quickest in town, hands down) service. The people behind the... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Espresso news is my favorite place for coffee in Boone. They roast their own coffee there, and it if your lucky to come when the owner roasts, you smell the place already from far. Also make their own chocolate, and pastries. Pastries are usually sold out pretty quick though. However, it can be very crowded during university semester, due to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 267 Howard St, Boone, NC 28607
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: 8282648850

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Café, Wine Bar

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